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Jepson at Cambridge Summer Program

Jepson at Cambridge is a summer program offered by the Jepson School in collaboration with the University of Richmond School of Law, which has held a summer program in England for more than 30 years. Students spend five weeks studying at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. Students participate in classes, lectures and out-of-town trips to examine law and leadership in an international context and to experience the rich intellectual and cultural history of England.

Meeting an international political leader, analyzing the leadership style of an international corporation and punting along the River Cam are all experiences students can have during the program.  

Eligibility

The program is open to all students at University of Richmond, including graduating seniors. Although there are no specific criteria for acceptance, students with a strong academic record and an interest in law are particularly well suited for the program.

Curriculum

The curriculum changes every summer. Courses are taught by Cambridge faculty. The following two courses will be offered in Summer 2018:

HIST 401-01 Legal History

(.5 units)

Prof. Neil Gareth Jones

Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Development of legal institutions using historical perspective to help understand reasons for apparent anomalies in our legal system, such as distinctions between law and equity, crime and tort, and to aid decisions of law reform.

LDST 390-01 Comparative Public Law of U.S. and U.K.

(.5 units)

Prof. Mark C. Elliott

St. Catharine's College, Cambridge University

Examination and comparison of underlying principles of constitutional and administrative law in the U.S. and the U.K.

About Emmanuel College

Emmanuel College is one of more than 30 constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge, and it is located in the Cambridge city centre. Emmanuel College was founded in 1584, and early graduates were among those who settled New England in the first half of the 17th century, not least of whom was John Harvard, namesake and first benefactor of Harvard University. London is only 50 miles away and is served by frequent fast train and bus connections.

Application Process

Students are invited to attend an information session in the fall semester. Interested students should submit an application together with a non-refundable $150 deposit to Dr. Terry Price (tprice@richmond.edu) before the end of fall classes. Applicants receive an e-mail notification of their application status in January.

More Information

Program dates for 2018: July 1-August 4

Note:
Applications should be submitted by November 20. Since enrollment will be limited by available accommodations, it is strongly recommended that students apply early. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The application must be accompanied by a $150 deposit. All payments should be made payable to the University of Richmond.

Approximate cost for 2018:
$6,950 ($150 deposit plus $6800), which includes University of Richmond tuition for two .5 unit courses, as well as room and board. For those accepted into the program, full payment of all fees (tuition, room and board) is due by May 15, 2018. Airfare is the responsibility of the student. Jepson School scholarship funds may in some cases be applied toward these costs.

For more information about the Jepson at Cambridge Summer Program, contact Terry L. Price at tprice@richmond.edu.